What we learned in Matchweek 8

8 Oct 2018
Gylfi Sigurdsson, Everton

See the statistical highs from MW8 including Gylfi Sigurdsson's landmark strike and another late goal from Alexis Sanchez

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Matchweek 8 in the Premier League was full of memorable moments, including Everton midfielder Gyfli Sigurdsson's 50th, and arguably, best Premier League goal. 

For standout statistics from each of the weekend's PL matches, see below.

Click on the links for key match stats.

Brighton 1-0 West Ham
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 West Ham United

Bruno (left) became just the second outfield player in the last five seasons to start a Premier League match aged 38 or older, along with Gareth McAuley.

Burnley 1-1 Huddersfield Town
Burnley 1-1 Huddersfield Town

Johann Berg Gudmundson has registered a joint-high four Premier League assists this season. He is level with Benjamin Mendy, Jose Holebas and Callum Wilson.

Crystal Palace 0-1 Wolves
Crystal Palace 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Crystal Palace are one of just two Premier League sides yet to score a home goal this season, along with Huddersfield Town.

Leicester City 1-2 Everton
Leicester City 1-2 Everton

Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson became the second Icelander to score his 50th Premier League goal after Eidur Gudjohnsen, who recorded 55.

Spurs 1-0 Cardiff
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Cardiff City

Tottenham Hotspur have scored at least once in each of their last 19 Premier League home matches, the longest current run in the competition.

Watford 0-4 AFC Bournemouth
Watford 0-4 AFC Bournemouth

AFC Bournemouth are only the second club to beat Watford by four goals or more in a PL match at Vicarage Road, after Manchester City, who won 5-0 in May 2017 and 6-0 in September 2017.

Man Utd 3-2 Newcastle
Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle United

Since 2016/17 Alexis Sanchez has scored three winners in the 90th minute or later in the Premier League, more than any other player.

Fulham 1-5 Arsenal
Fulham 1-5 Arsenal

Aaron Ramsey's goal, just 39 seconds after coming off the bench, was the fastest Premier League goal by an Arsenal substitute since Nicklas Bendtner scored against Tottenham Hotspur 35 seconds after being introduced in December 2007.

Southampton 0-3 Chelsea
Southampton 0-3 Chelsea

There were 31 passes in the build-up to Alvaro Morata's 90th-minute goal for Chelsea, the most before a goal in the Premier League this season.

Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City
Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City

With Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City all yet to suffer a league defeat this term, this is only the second time in PL history that as many as three teams have gone unbeaten in their opening eight matches of a single season. City, Manchester United and Newcastle United achieved the feat in 2011/12.


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